Nov. 14, 2013
TUSCALOOSA, Ala. -
Alexis Osorio (Riverside, Calif.) has signed a National Letter of Intent to play for the Crimson Tide head softball coach Patrick Murphy announced Thursday.
"Lexi and her family were a perfect fit for us," Murphy said. "She is going to be a pitcher that our defense is going to love to play behind."
The Tide's first signee of the early period, Osorio is a right handed pitcher who held opponents to a school record .145 batting average in 2013.
"I chose Alabama because the moment I stepped on campus it just felt like home." Osorio said.
The Big VIII League MVP as a junior, Osorio earned first team underclass All-State honors and was named second team overall. The MLK High School MVP as both a sophomore and junior, she also was named to the First Team All-Area Softball team, Press Enterprise High School Gametime and First Team All-CIF Southern Section Division 1. She also led her high school to a league championship.
Osorio had the most strikeouts in the 2013 season with 230, she also finished the 2013 season with a 1.40 ERA and a 16-6 record.
She helped lead her club team, the Corona Angels to second place finishes at the 2013 and 2011 ASA Championship as well as the 2013 and 2012 TC/USA Nationals. The Angels took eighth place in the 2013 Louisville Slugger Independence Day tournament as well as fifth place in the same tournament in 2012. At the 2012 ASA Champions Cup the Corona Angels took ninth. Osorio is the first to commit to the Crimson Tide from the powerhouse club team.
"Her demeanor and presence on the mound will endear her to teammates and fans alike," Murphy said. "She is our first Corona Angel here at Alabama."
The daughter of Anthony and Erika Osorio, she is coached by Lucinda Brewer at Martin Luther King High School and Marty Tyson with the Corona Angels 18 Gold club team.